Patient Care

Dedicated to the highest quality patient care to improve the health of Florida’s children.

Research Lab


Focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to patients.



Training and encouraging residents to critically evaluate clinical problems and to function as primary care physicians.

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Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida is dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of children. The UF Health Shands Children's Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. Accordingly, we are dedicated to excellence and providing you with top-tier service. While our patient care services are focused upon improving the health of Florida’s children, through medical education and biomedical research we hope to improve children's lives within the greater Gator Nation and around the world.

Should we fall short of your expectations in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Scott Rivkees, Chairman

Read more about the Department of Pediatrics at UF

News & Events

Celebrity Gridiron Challenge 2018

Feb 7th, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Westwood Middle School, 3215 NW 15th Ave. Gainesville, FL, 32605 Play, cheer and make miracles at the second annual UF Health Celebrity Gridiron Challenge. The event […]

Coach Mike White and the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital need your help!

Jan 4th, 2018

We need your help! Each day between now and March 10 (per browser, per device) please place your votes for Coach Mike White and his chosen charity-our very own UF […]